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with outlaws.
When Riven Hawthorne, a
cutthroat smuggler, learns of a runaway heiress right here on Requiem, she’s convinced this is precisely what she needs to get to the top of the criminal social scale. Only when a computer virus spreads all over Requiem, causing a city-wide blackout and tech quarantine, Riven and Asa might have to stop depending on themselves and begin depending on each other to save everyone and everything they love.
It was a thrilling new futuristic adventure that breathes life back into the YA Sci-fi genre. As soon as I heard about the sci-fi ele- ments City of Shattered Light held, I couldn’t pick it up sooner. Claire
characters. And when I say dy- namic characters, I mean it. Riven and Asa are some of the most fierce YA protagonists I’ve ever read, and I was soaking up every second of it. With Riv- en’s ruthless energy and Asa’s unmatched mind, these two to- gether were the ultimate power duo.
What ultimately drew me into this entire story was the world-building. Winn did a spec- tacular job of taking cyberpunk and putting a fresh and vibrant twist on it. The vivid descrip- tions and gorgeous worlds had me imagine life as an outlaw on Requiem, which says a lot be- cause it’s a crime-ridden planet. The descriptions and dialogues
were woven together perfectly, and that freed the story from any info-dumping or dragging passages. The twists and turns of City of Shattered Light kept me going from start to finish, and I loved every second of it!
City off Shattered Light by Claire Winn was just the new Sci-Fi we all needed in the YA world. It’s been years since a fun cyber- punk found its way to my TBR list, and I’m glad I bumped this book to number one! Although there were a few predictable turns in the story, the plot, the world-building, and the charac- ters kept me enthralled through- out the whole book!
Claire Winn gives us the story of Riven Hawthorne and Asa Almeida— an outlaw and an heiress who have everything to lose.
City of Shattered Light is an ac- tion-packed story filled to the brim with fast-paced adventure. Seventeen-year-old Asa Almeida will do anything for her sister, including going against her ma- nipulative father to save her. But, when Asa’s father tries to upload Asa’s sister’s mind to an experi- mental brain, Asa escapes her picture-perfect home with her sister’s digital mind. Now, Asa has a bounty on her head and just so happens to crash her ship onto Requiem—a place crawling
Winn delivers a cutting-edge story that immersed me in this fantastic world filled with high- tech advancements and dynamic
City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn
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A popular annual Pemi Cho- ral fundraiser, selling maple syrup and honey is an opportu- nity for all members to help raise monies for our general fund. Maple Syrup is a perfect gift to give during the Holiday season to family, friends and even your- self. Honey is an essential sweet- ener and a great gift for your tea drinking and baking friends.
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1 Pint-16 oz. Grade A Dark Robust Amber - $10 each
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1 16 oz. McLure’s Honey (Or- ange Blossom or Wildflower) - $7 each
Here's what you'll need: Just download the Sell Sheet and the Order Form from the website, then print out copies as you need them.
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